Monday, 23 November 2015

Tears and trifle

Earlier this year my great aunt Kath passed away, and it's still upsetting when I think that I'll never see her again or spend a Christmas with her. Every year Kath would make a trifle that was more booze then jelly. So when I came across hartleys glitter jelly ( in raspberry ) for sake in Sainsbury's for 70p I thought maybe I could carry on the Christmas tradition of auntie kaths trifle.

The next day bodhi and I did a test run to make sure their,lay was up to the task and I was so simple to make , the jelly comes in powerd form rather then jelly blocks just add boiling water and mix. I used plastic cups for my jelly moulds as this meant I could make lots of smaller jelly ( as they don't do a sugar free option ) I was very impressed at just how glittery the jelly was once set and it didn't effect the taste or texture, bodhi loved it and has been enjoying it for puddings with cream! 

I feel that I will do auntie Kath proud this Christmas with my glitter trifle , I am going to buy this large glass trifle bowl from Sainsbury's at only £12 I thought it would be perfect for the job of housing the trifle. We are spending Christmas Day at my parents along with my sister and her three children so that will be nine mouths to feed 

I am looking forward to making the trifle with bodhi and taking about auntie Kath , I am hoping it's something one day he will do with his children. Our trifle won't have any booze but will be full of love and happy memories. 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Colgate minion battery powered toothbrush

In the October half term I took nearly four year old bodhi to visit the dentist, we have been taking him every six months from his second birthday, he has no fear or worries about going and I hope that doesn't change any time soon, she commented on how lovely and clan his teeth are and that now he is pretty much four ( birthday in January ) he can have a battery powered toothbrush , exciting times! I picked up the yellow minion one by Colgate as bodhi is minion crazy! It was priced at £4 but after buying I did also seen them half price in wilkos for only £2.50 ( so I picked up a spare ) 

* small oscillating head that cleans teeth and gently sweeps away plaque
* extra soft bristles helps protect gums 
* slim handle 
* easy on/off 
* brush lays flat for easy toothpaste application 
* 2 replaceable AAA batteries 

The above list is taken from and it is all true, bodhi can hold and use this new toothbrush and now really enjoys brushing his teeth rather then me having to bully him into doing it, we also have a timers from the shop tiger that is like a egg timer ( could also use a stop watch on your phone or play a song on YouTube ) children should be brushing teeth for around the two mintue mark. 

When I brought the toothbrush I also picked up a tube of colgate mild flavour toothpaste, aimed at ages 4-6 we have had a lot of trouble in the past with toothpaste and bodhi finding them in his words "spicy" I really didn't want to fall into the habit of buying the fruit flavour paste or worse still ( in my option ) the bubble gum ones!! So far no issues with the one so its a keeper! 

All around two big thumbs up from myself and from bodhi and fingers crossed when we go back to the dentist in six month time she will still be happy with us! 

I change bodhi's toothbrush every 3/4 months 

I brought these products this isn't a paid review for Colgate.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Naturelly - jelly juice

Bodhi and I were very kindly sent a box of new jelly juice from naturelly to try out ! We received x6 100g gram pouches in three differnt flavours tropical fruits, summer fruits and apple & black currant 

1st impressions from that packing are very good, it's bright eye catching and clearly shows the fruits used for each flavour. Twist off cap insures a mess free enjoyment, and with the soft pouch bodhi had no problem with eating his jelly juice. 

In his words it was " yummy / soft / fruity / tasty " I also tried some and it tasted of the fruits and had texture of jelly that had been mixed up in the bowl. 

Naturelly are free from gelatine / gluten / wheat / dairy / nuts & bees this is great news if your little one has any food intolerance. They have no added sugar or sweeteners each pouch has 7.7g of natural sugars found in the fruits. Also made in the UK and have added vitamin A,C & E 

We have taken these pouches out on day trips, packed lunches and car snacks. Bodhi who is nearly four loves them, we also took some for my 86 year old nan to try as she is a huge lover of smoothies. She enjoyed the pouches aswell 

Over all we give them two thumbs up .